Monday, 24 September, 2018

Topic: IAS

File image of the North Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi

IAS has now become a customer service, pleasing politicians and businessmen

The new motto for the IAS seems to be: 'Customer, not the Constitution, is Supreme.'
Arvind Kejriwal

10 IAS, IFS and other civil servants who made it big in politics

Chhattisgarh IAS officer O.P. Choudhary joins a long list of those who made the switch. He signed up with the BJP at CM Raman Singh’s behest.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | PTI

A stuttering AAP and why Modi escapes being ridiculed for his gaffes

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

How to stay awake at IAS coaching—learn from these failed aspirants

The motto of Sleepy Classes is that one needs only 3 things to prepare — an internet connection, a mobile phone/laptop, and jazba (passion).
Kerala floods

Had it not been for its IAS officers, Kerala’s flood damage would have been worse

Kerala IAS officers had designed a system that flood-prone states UP and Bihar still lack
Representational image | Flickr

Making perfect meat dishes helped caterer get close to bureaucrats & their hidden wealth

Rakesh Tiwari, arrested by CBI for allegedly helping corrupt government officials stash away their ill-gotten wealth, seems to have a rather dodgy career graph.
Mittali Sethi of IAS 2017 Batch with her students | Facebook/Humans of Lbsnaa

Suicide prompts three IAS officers to show the unglamorous side of civil services

Spurred on by an aspirant’s suicide earlier this year, the officers have started a Facebook page to share stories of civil servants’ struggles to make it.

On our first birthday, the best of ThePrint Opinion

A selection of the most read and debated opinion pieces from across the political and ideological spectrum.

Unhappy with ‘generalist’ tag, IAS body wants appointment based on qualification 

Newly appointed IAS Association president says most officers are engineers, CAs and doctors and have technical knowledge.
PM Modi interacting with IAS probationers in 2015 | pmindia.gov.in

Want to make central deputation for IAS officers compulsory: IAS Association president

Move is aimed at addressing the issue of falling number of IAS officers in central government departments.
IL&FS

Indian regulators need to stop the IL&FS rot from spreading

RBI & SEBI need to urgently offer an emergency bailout to IL&FS before it does more harm to the rest of the market.

Christian priests accused of rape: Isolated events or eroding credibility of Indian church?

While allegations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal are under investigation, there is pressure on Bishops' Council to initiate a full-fledged probe. Experts weigh in.